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Old 13 March 2014, 16:53   #1
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I must share this awesome android chart plotter

It took me a long time to find this. And I want to share it with everyone so they keep updating etc.

Android app. Mx mariner . Verdict, awesome.

Its only about 7 with half of uk. All off line so no need for mobile connection. Works a treat on my samsung galaxy s2 phone and on my tab 3 8.0 tablet. We even use it sometimes on my mates arvor 250 which has a 1000 plus plotter. Works just as well. He has latest htc phone and I think a motorola tablet and works a treat on them too.

It really is good. I haven't worked out how to transfer way points from each device but sure you can.

Just sit back on your tablet and study your charts to find those fishy spots.

And no, I'm not affiliated with them. Its just really good and the right price.

Enjoy
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Old 13 March 2014, 18:52   #2
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I shall have a look cheers
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Old 14 March 2014, 09:25   #3
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Its only about 7 with half of uk.

Which half? (or do you get to choose?)


Simply an observation, but having tried to make a phone call in the rain on my Samsung I'm not sure I would rely on any mobile phone as a primary navigation device.

(I have resurrected my old Push button Nokia wit ha new battery & in a waterproof bag for rib trips it was so bad!)
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Old 14 March 2014, 10:33   #4
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Well downloaded & tried it....

Seems quite simple & effective, just what I needed. You buy the app & then the UK map 1/4 area & it has all the charts you need about 10 all in.

I have an otterbox for my phone & a cuddy to stay dry
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Old 14 March 2014, 11:34   #5
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Old 14 March 2014, 13:06   #7
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A water proof map case? And I assume then just as good as a purpose built gps but for one hell of a lot less assuming you already had a smart device. Its on my phone and tablet for no extra as its on same account.

I think the uk is split into 4. I've got the se one which seems to go roughly from south devon to yorkshire. I think each map is about 7 quid and the app is a couple or so. So buy the app and if it works then buy the more detailed maps. It still shows a basic map even if you haven't bought that area.

I tried several before this and got nowhere. You had to go find rasta maps etc but I couldnt make them work.

I think my map was about 800mb ish so not the smallest but then you can do it off line with just gps.

Dont forget not all tablets have gps.

Sorry, no, dont think its available for iPhone.

It has transformed my boating and if nothing else, its an awesome back up.
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Old 14 March 2014, 15:42   #8
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How up to date are the UK charts please, and how often are they to be updated?

Many thanks

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Old 14 March 2014, 17:20   #9
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Charts appear to be current, and updates are due for 2015 so I assume valid for a year

I'll get a chance to try it out on the water in the morning so will let you all know my thoughts
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Old 14 March 2014, 17:21   #10
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How up to date are the UK charts please, and how often are they to be updated?

Many thanks

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I really have no idea. All I know is I have used it quite a bit and also on my mates arvor and compared to his v expensive plotter its spot on. He says the app would be more up to date? We have a very difficult bit of sea here in Essex and it handles it very well. Plus to be fair the bottom is never going to change that much that you should be pushing it to very shallow depths. I think?

I paid more money for a second hand paper chart of ebay from 1982 than this and the contours haven't really changed.

Like I say its awesome.

Plus it gave me the excuse of getting a new tablet at xmas. And now I have a backup with my phone which is more than can be said of many fishing boats with a single garmin.
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